Destination America’s show about all things mountain monster is about to get a visit from a very grumpy little Hellhound.
First spotted in 1939 in the western heart of Hatfield and McCoy territory, and originally written off as the delusion of backwoods moonshiners, this enormous 500-pound canine predator is in fact alive and well, menacing the local farming community. AIMS must act fast to capture the creature in a huge bamboo cage trap before the cornstalks are harvested and the Hellhound migrates for the winter season.
As far as cryptids go (look it up), the Hellhound is not really only possible, but it just might be probable. After all, there’s got to be a huge population of wild dogs in rural American areas, and I don’t think it’s much of a stretch at all to think that there are a few that are particularly mean- and particularly big. Maybe not 500lbs big, but even a dog the size of a Mastiff or Malamute would be impressive and pretty darn scary if you’re attempting to make your way through the woods late at night.
Of course, neither of those breeds is particularly nasty, but imagine if there was a mix or some other, heretofore unknown breed of dog, that was very nasty. Coy Dogs come to mind in that, and you never really know what’s lurking in the great unmapped territories of the middle of the country.
The episode that airs tonight is a special look back at the AIM team’s expedition to try and catch one of these monsters, complete with ‘behind the scenes’ commentary like you see in the clip above. If you’re in for a little monster hunting mayhem, it should be right up your alley.
Catch Kentucky Hellhound: Behind the Hunt tonight on Destination America, at 10/9c.